Robe de Style House of Lanvin (French, founded Designer: Jeanne Lanvin (French, Date: Culture: French Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 52 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. William B. Given Jr.
An ivory silk faille bridal gown, circa 1871, the bodice and waistband of skirt applied with 'Grand Magasins de la Paix' stamped labels, the bodice with bell-shaped sleeves, jacket-like bodice with curved basque, adorned with Brussels lace and ivory cord passementerie; the apron-type overskirt similarly adorned, over plain faille trained skirt with integral ruched gathers to the rear in the area to take a bustle. Detail
Robe de Style, Jeanne Lanvin: ca. shot silk embellished with tamboured roses and other flowers, the tiers trimmed with floral lappets. When zooming in, it's clear that the skirt is gathered level, and the dropped front point is simply laid over the skirt.